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11040 Rancho Carmel Drive Ste 2 San Diego,CA 92128

Lunch: Tues-Fri 11-2 Dinner: Tues-Thurs 5-9 Fri-Sat 5-9:30
Happy Hour Tues-Fri 4-8pm

 

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Café Luna San Diego A-List Winner 2016!

Traditional Italian Cuisine, Boutique Wine's & Fine Spirits

Small Plates & Appetizers

Nightly Chef's Specials

Petto di Pollo Panini

Penne Con Salciccia

Misto Antipasti & Butternut Squash Soup

Cioppino

Tournadoes Gorgonzola

Extensive Wine List & Cocktails

On & Off Site Catering

Café Luna - Our Food is Over the Moon!

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Wine Dinner Events:

Monday July 25th 6-9pm Merryvale Vineyards

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Café Luna Voted Best Italian


A-List Winner

2016 – 1st  Best Italian 2014 – 1st  Best Italian 2013 – 1st  Best Italian  2012 – 2nd Best Italian

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Cafe Luna – Traditional Italian Cuisine – Boutique Wine’s & Fine Spirits

We opened our doors over 20 years ago as an Italian restaurant serving homemade pasta dishes with a European flair.

Cafe Luna offers “A Celestial Dining Experience” in a gourmet/casual atmosphere. Offering house-made pasta dishes, fresh seafood, creative small plate meals and appetizers.  We also offer weekly happy hour specials at our wine & cocktail bar.

Cafe Luna Catering Services.

We want to be a part of your special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, catering wedding rehearsals or any celebratory event. We invite you to experience our hidden gem. Contact us to book your upcoming event Excellent service & exceptional meals are what you can expect at Cafe Luna – A San Diego Italian restaurant.

It’s our word-of-mouth reputation that brings in new customers but it’s the food and exceptional service that keeps them coming back.

“We love you to the moon and back”

Located in Carmel Mountain Ranch

Testimonials!

 This little restaurant is hidden in Carmel Mtn Ranch. It has an Italian baroque decor, quiet and calming. We were so impressed with the food! Homemade pasta Bolognese, Chicken marsala and dreamy chocolate mousse. It’s nice to find a restaurant that serves high quality food and has a quiet atmosphere.”
Open Table Diner

My absolute favorite restaurant!!!! Me and my boyfriend go here quite often (a few times a month) and I have been going here for years. We cant find any place as good as this!

The food is AMAZING and unique and they have great specials and good service! The chefs are amazing and Jamie is very nice and welcoming. I order the 2 dishes (Manicotti, and Ravioli con noci) They are both delicious and you can really tell everything is made from scratch, always! I also get the bruschetta to share with my boyfriend, and a Della Luna salad (extra dressing because its THAT good).

My boyfriend gets either the chicken special, the rosetta, or seafood and he is always extremely impressed. Which is surprising because usually the best response I can get out of him if I ask how the food is “Yeah, its alright” but when we go to cafe luna the response is always “This is SO GOOD.”

I have been going here for years and I happily drive 30+ minutes to get here since I moved from the area.

We have tried many many other restaurants near and far trying to find other places as good as this and we have not found it. I love Cafe Luna and it will always be our favorite!

April 2016

Tayla M.

I want to thank you for the excellent time you provided our family last Friday night. We all had a wonderful time and everyone who came thought I was a genius for picking your restaurant! Thanks again! Richard B Feb-2015 Open Table Diner

Dear Jamie,

Thank you so much for the incredible meal you brought to our home! Your attention to detail is Amazing! Everyone absolutely loved the filet & the Marsala! The sauces were SCRUMPTIOUS! The penne noodles were cooked to perfection, the roasted vegetables with such variety & flavor were perfect & delicious!

I can’t thank you enough for your suggestions, selections & passion in presentation. We have had many meals catered and prepared for our guests, but none have ever been close to the quality that you and your chef provided. Thank you for confidently making our kitchen yours and for filling in wherever needed!

You made our day exceptionally wonderful! Thank you!

P.S. Also, the Bread was Fabulous!!

Barbara & Steve (Catering Customer)